Humana and nonprofit KaBOOM! have worked with communities across the country in the last nine weeks to add another nine multigenerational playgrounds that bring families, friends and neighbors together to exercise, have fun, socialize and make memories.
This is the third year of the partnership between Humana and KaBOOM!, which has resulted in dozens of new playgrounds that feature traditional kid-friendly equipment as well as walking paths and fitness stations for adults. By the end of 2014, Humana, the Humana Foundation and KaBOOM! will have teamed up to build more than 50 playgrounds across the United States.
The nine playgrounds built this fall were in Columbus, Ohio; Maryville, Tenn.; Raleigh, N.C.; Chesapeake, Va.; St. Louis, Mo.; Jacksonville, Fla.; West Valley City, Utah; Las Vegas, Nev.; and San Diego, California.
Watch the videos below from builds in Jacksonville, Fla., and Columbus, Ohio, to get a glimpse of what it’s like to build a playground in six hours and to hear community residents and volunteers tell us what it means to them.
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